VERBALL: Lee Lozano’s Symposium

I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT LEE LOZANO

(HENCE THE CAPS)

SPECIFICALLY HER DIALOGUE PIECE

(STARTED APRIL 21, 1969)

WRITE-UP, JUNE 12, 1969

HERE IT IS:

(NOTE THE PLACE OF DIALOGUE; IT MAY BECOME SIGNIFICANT LATER)

DIALOGUE PIECE HAS ALTERNATIVE TITLE: VERBALL

AS LOZANO WROTE IN A NOTE

IN VERSION IN HER NOTEBOOK

“DEFINITION OF “DIALOGUE” REMAINS OPEN VERBALL GIVES SOME INDICATION.

HERE IT IS (ALONG THE LEFT MARGIN):

LOZANO LIKED TO USE THE VERB “TO BALL”

E.G. IN MASTURBATION INVESTIGATION

(APRIL 3-4, 1969)

WRITE-UP SEPT. 20, 1970

LOZANO WRITES:

APR.3: MASTURBATION TO FANTASIES: BALLING SPECIFIC HUMANS, THEN IMAGINARY HUMANS

THEN IN A NOTE TO THE WORD “CARROT” (IN SECTION ON OBJECTS)

“* IT WAS A SEXY CARROT & BEING ORGANIC, WORKED BEST OF ALL THE OBJECTS USED. BUT BALLIN WITH OBJECTS IS THE ABYSS”

SO, BACK TO VERBALL

RAISES THE QUESTIONS

WAS SEX PART OF LOZANO’S DIALOGUE PIECE?

OR

WHAT PART DID SEX PLAY IN LOZANO’S VERBALL

NOTE THE EPIGRAPH:

“IT WAS A CONGENIAL MEETING & WAS ONLY OCCASIONALLY BROKEN BY SMALL FARTS….” SCREW, THE WEEKLY SEX REVIEW

PERHAPS IN MOMENTS OF WORDLESS DIALOGUE?

E.G. “DEC 5, 69: ERIC, A STUDENT, COMES BY WITH KALTENBACH & THE DIALOGUE IS MOSTLY NON-VERBAL”

PERHAPS IN EXPRESSIONS OF PLEASURE OF DIALOGUE?

E.G. “DEC 8, 69: ED SHOSTAK, AN OLD FRIEND, GIVES A VERY GENEROUS AND HIGH-INFO DIALOGUE WHICH I ENJOYED”

PERHAPS IN THE BASIC SHARED ECONOMY OF DIALOGUE AND (SOME FORMS OF) SEX

I WAS JUST IN THE WEXNER STORE

SAW SOME BOOKS ON LOZANO

LOOKS AT A BOOK ON HER DRAWINGS

FOUND THIS SECTION FROM HER NOTEBOOKS

LIKE THE TITLE: “WHICH ONE ARE YOU?”

FOUND THIS SECTION:

QUESTION:

WHAT WOULD PLATO’S SYMPOSIUM READ LIKE IF WRITTEN BY LEE LOZANO?

WHAT KIND OF “ADVANCED INFORMATION” WOULD IT ADD TO PLATO’S DISCUSSION OF EROS AND THE TWO?

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